Scotland in 1819: A SWINC Workshop

Date(s) - 14/06/2019
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

50 George Square


JMW Turner, Heriot’s Hospital, National Galleries of Scotland

Workshop: 14.00–17.00

Seminar room 2.03, 50 George Square

NB: Owing to the size of the room, spaces for the afternoon workshop are strictly limited. Please register by emailing There’s no need to register for the Book Launch.

14.00–14.10 Introduction

  • Professor Penny Fielding and Dr Alex Thomson, Co-directors of SWINC

14.10–15.30 Panel

  • “From Peterloo to the Scottish Insurrection” — Professor Gerard Carruthers, University of Glasgow
  • “Liberalism and Evangelical Religion in McCrie’s Life of Melville” — Dr Robert Irvine, University of Edinburgh
  • “Ivanhoe and Historical Possibility” — Dr Antonia Spencer, Lancaster University

15.30–16.00 Tea & Coffee break

16.00–17.00 ‘England in 1819 revisited’

  • Professor James Chandler, University of Chicago

Book launch: 17.00–18.00

Supported by Edinburgh University Press.

room 2.43, 50 George Square.

NB: There’s no need to register if you only plan to attend the launch.

All welcome! Join us to celebrate the publication of Commemorating Peterloo: Violence, Resilience and Claim-making during the Romantic era, edited by Michael Demson and Regina Hewitt, in the Edinburgh Critical Studies in Romanticism series, Edinburgh University Press: 2019 and The Land of Story-Books: Scottish Children’s Literature in the Long Nineteenth Century,  edited by Sarah Dunnigan and Shu-Fang Lai, Association for Scottish Literary Studies: 2019. This is the first major study of Scottish children’s literature in the period, including work carried out by the Department’s SELCIE project team in collaboration with Edinburgh’s Museum of Childhood.